what's in a name?
Does Your Name Matter: Is it important ?
Or maybe you haven’t really thought about it much ?
When People use our name or not ...
The letters that form our name.
How many “names” do you have or have you had ?
I personally in my 57 years of life have been “given” at least 8 “names”.
Or maybe not so ……
Gurjinder,Gudge,Ginny,Gin,Kitty,Kit,Kittu,Gran …… GK …. Miss Jhita, Mrs Strøm ……
The names represent phases of my life ,places,people …..relationships.
They reflect to some extent the type of person I was back then ….. I am not the same.
So much of my values, behaviours & understanding have evolved … transformed along with my name.
I remember …. At college people,teachers,fellow students would find it difficult to say my Indian name so they shortened it to Ginny …. Ummm ….. I allowed it .
I thought … well, it sounds a little more “western” so it is better.
Maybe it is easier for me to “fit” in with others so that I do not “stand out “ too much ?
(The things we think …… & do ….. !!!!)
Well …. I wanted to fit in.
However, after a while being called “Ginny” just was not sitting right with me at all.
I hated it !!!
I decided to write to everyone who knew me by that name and explain to them that actually I love my name that my parents gave me when I was born.
That name is Gurjinder & it means “Triumph of the Guru”. “Kaur” means Princess ….
I actually think it is a beautiful name …
Why would I allow myself to be called “Ginny” ? But I did for many,many years.
We learn,we grow & we discover our truth.
I absolutely love when I am seen.
When people use my name to address me.
When people I do not know call out my name it literally lights me up inside …. I love it !
I am not my name.
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Hello there ... I'm Gurjinder. This is where I share my truth & "talk"about stuff that interests me & hopefully resonates with the beautiful women I work with. I will share my thoughts, reflections on life,relationships, famiy,self care stuff & yoga . This is where I can be more me & simply chat with you in a relaxed way.I continue to work on being more authentic,real,honest & more myself .... at work,at home & in all my interactions.My wish is that these "chats" here help you in some little way too! No promises though ... as that is for you to decide!